Hàn Yīnbīao is a wriiting system for Mandarin invented by Foo Mun Keet. It uses parts of Chinese characters to make initials and finals, then combines them together into syllabic signs. The foundation of pronounciation rules are based on Hanyu Pinyin. It is an alternative to Hanyu Pinyin, Zhuyin Fuhao and in some circumstances, to replace Chinese characters. It is also designed to overcome the difficulties of learning Chinese characters. There are 21 initals, 40 finals and 1 special symbol.
Rénrén shēng ér zìyóu, zài zūnyán hé quánlì shàng yīlù píngděng. Tāmen fùyǒu lǐxìng hé liángxīn, bìng yīng yǐ xiōngdì guānxì de jīngshén hùxiāng duìdài.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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